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    Danger is my business! oneupper's Avatar
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    First HGH Suspension

    It was in the minors, where HGH is being tested.

    A Rockies farmhand who was, surprisingly having a fine season and claims to have used to recover from an injury.

    I guess sucking hurts..


    DENVER (AP)óMike Jacobs(notes) has become the first player suspended by Major League Baseball for a positive HGH test under the sportís minor league drug testing procedures.
    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_yl...cobssuspension
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    Re: First HGH Suspension

    Yeah but Mike Jacobs always sucked.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: First HGH Suspension

    He was immediately released as well
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    Re: First HGH Suspension

    I've seen it repeated on here many times that you can't test for HGH? Have things changed?

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    Re: First HGH Suspension

    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    I've seen it repeated on here many times that you can't test for HGH? Have things changed?
    Can't test with a urine sample, but can test with a blood sample. The MLBPA would not agree to any testing with a blood draw, but the minor leaguers don't have the clout to refuse.
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    Re: First HGH Suspension

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    Yeah but Mike Jacobs always sucked.
    Not his 100-bat rookie year in '05 when he hit 11 homers:

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/player/stats/...85/mike-jacobs

    Kinda makes you wonder what chemical refreshment he was refreshing himself with at the time.
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    Re: First HGH Suspension

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    Can't test with a urine sample, but can test with a blood sample. The MLBPA would not agree to any testing with a blood draw, but the minor leaguers don't have the clout to refuse.
    More aptly, they simply don't collectively bargain their contracts. It's written in as a standard contract clause the must adhere to. There's been talk of forming a union to negotiate for minor league players, but to this point that's never happened.
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    Re: First HGH Suspension

    Quote Originally Posted by cincyinco View Post
    He was immediately released as well
    And immediately picked up by the Cardinals.
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    Re: First HGH Suspension

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    And immediately picked up by the Cardinals.


    He will fit right in with the "culture" then, wouldn't you say?
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    Re: First HGH Suspension

    Quote Originally Posted by cincyinco View Post
    He will fit right in with the "culture" then, wouldn't you say?
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